It’s full steam ahead for the METRONET Midland Station with the release this week of the concept station designs and Project Definition Plan (PDP).
The METRONET project will replace Midland’s ageing 52-year-old station with a modern new facility between Helena and Cale streets, better integrating the station with the surrounding area and bringing it closer to Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Midland Health Campus.
The station’s contemporary design will incorporate three platforms catering for up to six-cars, a publically-accessible pedestrian overpass connecting both sides of the railway and green community spaces.
The Helena Street level crossing will be closed, and replaced with one at Cale Street to allow efficient traffic movements to continue.
The newly-released PDP outlines the station design, and how it will integrate with the surrounding Midland town centre, including DevelopmentWA’s METRONET East-Midland Project.
The new station will be delivered through an alliance, with a Request for Proposal process underway. The contract is expected to be awarded in mid-2021.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge, said METRONET was paving the way for thousands of jobs for hard-working Western Australians and providing an economic boost for the WA economy.
“METRONET will re-shape Perth and [these] concept designs show us how that transformation will take shape,” Mr Tudge said. “It also means jobs right now and critical, targeted infrastructure for generations to come.”
Western Australian Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, commented that the new Midland Station would help reinvigorate the growing area.
“The new Midland Station will be modern, practical and easy to access, connecting well with surrounding businesses, the Midland health campus and homes,” she said.
“The new station will also link to METRONET’s Bellevue Depot, making it the first landmark our brand new C-Series trains will pass through on their way to regular service on the network.”
Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt AM MP, added that the new Midland Station will make a significant difference for local residents.
“The new station will make it easier for people coming from the hills and foothills to access the rail line,” Mr Wyatt said.
“This will make a big difference for all members of our community, especially those who use public transport to get to work or school.”